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Currently | March 4, 2024

Currently | March 4, 2024

It feels like we might be through the bulk of our "false spring starts" and might be leaning into actual spring! And although we do have some chillier overnight temps in the forecast for next week, most days are in the 50's (and warmer!) I am really ready for this...

Hello, March | 3.1.24

Hello, March | 3.1.24

March came in that winter like the meekest and mildest of lambs, bringing days that were crisp and golden and tingling, each followed by a frosty pink twilight which gradually lost itself in an elfland of moonshine. ― L.M. Montgomery L.M. Montgomery's quote above...

Unraveled Wednesday | 2.28.24

Unraveled Wednesday | 2.28.24

Greetings dear Unravelers! We have arrived at the last Wednesday of February. The month started (at least for me) to creep along slowly and then it picked up speed and just kept barreling along. It does not seem possible that we turn the page to a new month this week!...

Self Time | February 2024

Self Time | February 2024

Self-care is not a waste of time. Self-care makes your use of time more sustainable. — Jackie Viramontez I approached the concept of time a bit differently this month. I am not very good at the idea of "self-care" (as I think many women are...sigh.) Every day this...

Unraveled Wednesday | 2.21.24

Unraveled Wednesday | 2.21.24

Greetings Dear Unravelers and Welcome! There was some unraveling this week... remember that hat I shared last week? Well, it was just too big, which for a hat is not a good thing. I got gauge, but it was just huge. This yarn has "tried" to be a number of things so...

Sometimes Monday | 2.19.24

Sometimes Monday | 2.19.24

Is for processing the weekends thoughts and ideas! You all provided an abundance of food for thought with your comments last week...thank you so much for your input! Yes, I have been thinking LOTS of thoughts about that Great Cabled Disaster of a Sweater... starting...

A Gathering of Poetry | February 2024

A Gathering of Poetry | February 2024

As a person who finds a great deal of silliness with Valentine's Day and the whole idea that surrounds it... love poems are not my favorite. That is until I read José A. Alcántara's poem in Poetry of Presence II. (I mean a former construction worker, baker, commercial...

Unraveled Wednesday | 2.14.24

Unraveled Wednesday | 2.14.24

Greetings Unravelers and Happy Valentine's Day Ash Wednesday! (Or the opening of Fried Fish Season... IYKYK) It is a day for all.the.things... especially the things we make! I have some good... and some not so good to share with you today. I will start with the good.....

Sometimes Monday | 2.12.24

Sometimes Monday | 2.12.24

needs a bit of humor... Yes, we have departed the Fool's Spring and have arrived at the Second Winter portion of February. Sigh. The snow onslaught begins overnight... Staying in the Land of Humor... I finished the seaming of the sweater. It might be a trifle big......

Things I learned this week | 2.9.24

Things I learned this week | 2.9.24

Happy Friday! Yes, February is moving on... rather rapidly! (too rapidly?) I am thinking that our little run of gloriously sunny days might be the reason why... because the normal sunless winter we usually get... well, those days just seem to drag, don't they? But...

Unraveled Wednesday | 2.7.24

Unraveled Wednesday | 2.7.24

Greetings dear Unravelers and Happy First Wednesday in February! Is it just me or are you all surprised to find yourself on the seventh day of this month? I hit a HUGE milestone on Sunday afternoon... (I feel like I should insert a drumroll here... lol) I finished the...

Welcome February | 2.5.24

Welcome February | 2.5.24

The Polar Intuit of northwest Greenland, the northernmost people, call February ‘seqinniaq’, “the month when the sun appears. ― Fred Bruemmer Yes, February brings lengthening days and in Pittsburgh, we will gain an additional 66 minutes of daylight this month! Woot!...

Proof of Life | 2.2.24

Proof of Life | 2.2.24

Today is Groundhog's Day and Punxsutawney Phil will soon be making is prediction... but regardless of him seeing his shadow or not, we have 6 more weeks of winter before spring arrives on March 19th. (Although with our forecast of a week of much warmer temps, maybe...

Unraveled Wednesday | 1.31.24

Unraveled Wednesday | 1.31.24

Greetings dear Unravelers! At long last, we have arrived at the last day of January... it has been A. Month. (that felt like a month and a half... at least!) We had "winter" for roughly ten days... ten glorious flannel sheet days. There was snow for less time, but for...

A Timely Beginning | January 2024

A Timely Beginning | January 2024

A new year, a new month, a new word... (and at least one of these things is a very good thing!) This month I spent my some of my time "unpacking time" a bit. I found that I had quite a few "boxes" to look through as this word began showing up for me last April! I am...

January… or April… a RIFF | 1.26.24

January… or April… a RIFF | 1.26.24

It has been a topsy-turvy week here... we went from having temps in the teens on Sunday... to this morning an unbelievable 63°F. It smells like spring outside... and the birds must be thinking so as well because there was so much singing as Sherman and I trekked out...

Unraveled Wednesday | 1.24.24

Unraveled Wednesday | 1.24.24

Greetings dear Unravelers and Happy Wednesday to you all! It has been a study in slow making in my house since last week... very slow. I have not knit a single stitch on my cabled sweater... I know, I know! I have been stitching... which is so delightful but it is...

Sometimes Monday | 1.22.24

Sometimes Monday | 1.22.24

Is so random! Here in the 'Burgh we have had winter for a hot minute but all that changes this week as we are looking at temps soaring into the 50's... sigh. That means all the snow we got will melt... we had some melting yesterday which turned the steps to get...

Goodreads

Kat’s bookshelf: read

When All Is Said
it was amazing
Seven chapters of sheer bliss. Beautiful writing and an incredible tale. Who would you toast on the last day of your life?
tagged:
2019
Transatlantic
it was amazing
LOVED! Every single word. The thread that tied this story together is wonderful! I could not stop listening – it was that good!
tagged:
2019 and audio
There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir
it was amazing
A beautiful memoir. The writing is wonderful – the story shared is so poignant. I highly recommend.
tagged:
2019 and audio-2019

 


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